Government has finalized plans to set up a one stop centre where technical officials from the ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development plus representatives from all security organs will sit to provide guidance to all those that intend to work abroad.
Presenting a government statement on the floor of Parliament on the state of migrant workers in the country, the State minister for Gender, Peace Mutuuzo, also disclosed that government has cancelled licenses of nine labour companies that have failed to adhere to the demands of their contracts.
The minister dismissed claims that a one former domestic worker Doreen Gandi was sold into slavery as alleged by Mukono Municipality legislator Betty Nambooze Bakireke something that generated a serious debate in the House.
Some legislators called for the establishment of a select committee to investigate the alleged claims in the externalisation of labor.
In spite of the request to establish a committee, the minister said a ban on the exportation of domestic workers will not be applicable because the country is generating $600 million from the trade annually.